Heathcote set for Brands Hatch finale
Heathcote set for Brands Hatch finale
Kent’s Nathan Heathcote knows that he needs to log up three strong performances at Brands Hatch this weekend to try and take the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup ‘Am’ Championship, in his debut year of tarmac racing.
The young Kentish driver is looking forward to racing his Century Motorsport Ginetta at his local circuit despite only having driven the shorter ‘Indy’ format of the circuit, as opposed to the longer GP layout being raced upon this weekend. 

It’s fair to say Nathan has had a rollercoaster season having logged seven race wins but also suffering several crashes and mishaps!

He needs to outscore his series rival Colin White to overturn a nine-point deficit on corrected scores, which may require some strategic driving as the weekend pans out. 

The legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix track is a test of driver bravery, something Nathan has in abundance but it can also catch out even the most experienced, especially in colder, changeable conditions, such as those an October race date could throw up. 

The 2.43 mile track offers some fantastic flowing corners out in the back section of the circuit where it is important to carry speed from Hawthorn Bend through Westfield and beyond.

Finally he will need to be precise through Stirling’s, which is crucial for the run down to Clearways and onto the start-finish straight. 

The schedule for the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup includes free practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday morning, followed by a short ‘Sprint’ 10 lap race at 16.25, with two longer 14 lap races at 10.00 and 15.25. 

A focused Nathan said, “I’m really looking forward to the last round, I can’t make any mistakes to get back on top of the standings. It will be nice to have home support at Brands and I’m feeling confident, even if we haven’t driven the full GP track yet.”

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